When you take one member of roots threesome Coyote Grace and one member of Brooklyn folk-rock band Girlyman, you get Mouths of Babes, a sweet Atlanta-based Americana duo. Ingrid Elizabeth and Ty Greenstein met when their bands toured together just a few years ago and have since pooled their talents to share a life of love and music. Their real-life romance translates to their music, especially on “The Red Carpet”, a new track off their upcoming full-length record, Brighter In The Dark, releasing at the end of this month.
“The Red Carpet” opens with a thumping percussion and subtle strings, a gorgeous, sneaking intro leading to sweet, simple vibrato singing “I loved you in London, baby/I loved you in Rome/I loved you in New York City a long way from home”. Next, powerful harmony busts onto the scene as Ingrid and Ty share their soulful soprano and cool alto respectively. During the hook that doubles as a quick love story, constant instrumentation fills the empty spaces with shaking jingles and beating electric rhythms. Together, the duo create a catchy ballad full of tender melody, sweeping arrangements, and dreamy lyrics.